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First Beats and Eats Event Set for This Weekend

May 04, 2015 01:34PM, Published by Steven Jack, Categories: Community, News

Photo courtesy the Beats and Eats Facebook page

The start of Oswego's free downtown concert series, Beats & Eats is just a few days away. 

The first of the three dates is set for Saturday, May 30, along Main Street and will feature rock and reggae acts. Gates open at 4 p.m.

After moving from a single day in Prairie Point Park the last three years to three free downtown shows throughout the summer, the series also will feature a variety of food options along with the Market on Main antique fair.

Here's a look at the acts for the May 30 concert:

May 30's headliner will be Andrew Belle, a singer/songwriter originally from Wheaton who has released two full-length studio albums along with four EPs. Belle spent time in Nashville before moving back to Chicago in 2012. 

The Steepwater Band is a Chicago rock band formed in 1998. They've toured all over the world and have performed with Lynyrd Skynyrd .38 Special, The Doobie Brothers and Cheap Trick. The band's music has also been featured in TV shows Friday Night Lights, My Name is Earl and Deadliest Catch.

Marina City is also a Chicago band that could be classified as "pop-punk." They've released two EPs and tour extensively in the Midwest and on the East Coast.

Gizzae is a reggae band from Chicago that has toured the country and are regulars at the Wild Hare Club on North Halsted Street in the city. 

The following is a list of food vendors that have been announced with more yet to be added:
  • Senior Taco – Tacos, etc.
  • Mona Lisa Pizza –Wood Fired Pizza
  • United Methodist Men – hotdogs, burgers, cheese steaks, fries
  • The Boil – Lo Country Shrimp Boil
  • Kona Ice – Shaved ice
  • Oswego Family Restaurant – BBQ with Uncle Bill’s BBQ Sauce
  • Pages Popcorn – Gourmet Popcorn
  • Sweet Fondant LLC - Baked Goods
  • Jimmy John's
And here's a list of vendors for the Market on Main antique fair:

• 4-Ever Glowing Candles - Candles and essential oils
• Gary's Picks - Antiques, collectibles, repurposed
• Sweet Fondant - Baked goods cakes, cookies, pastery
• Aroma Roots - Organic bodycare and cleaning products
• A lovely Reprieve/MODdesignn/Metamorpheses - Jewelry,purses
• Clean Pleasures - Body butters, soaps
• Ganny's Hope Chest - Quilted items
• Jazzy - Popcan Jewelery
• Kylies Creations - Children hair bows
• Sage - Spices and mixes
• Pages Popcorn - Popcorn
• Picker Sister's - Antiques, furniture and repurposed items
• AntieQ- Garden art
• Cheekers - Candles, gemstone jewelery & tie dyed tapestries
• Laughing Frog Studio - upcycled silverware jewelry & accessories
• Floral expressions/Megan - Handmade trendy 
• ReJoyce - Antiques, jewelry

Be sure to "Like" the Beats and Eats Facebook page for more updates.


Marina City

The Steepwater Band

Andrew Belle

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